* Posts by Dan Paul

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>Ring, ring< Hey Wall St. Yeah, it's Google. Yeah, bad news again, fellas

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There's a reason they are called "Analysts"

Because they are always up your ass about results they made up, love "brown" numbers that usually reek of where they were picked from and are usually full of S%it.

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UK rail signals could be hacked to cause crashes, claims prof

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Re: Ageing? Electromechanical Controls

1950's era Electromechanical Controls are pretty much immune to hacking because there is no computer or PLC that needs to communicate with anything. Direct sabotage is possible but more difficult, unless some thieves steal all the wires for scrap value.

They also have the benefit of being less susceptible to EMP than electronics.

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Google versus the EU: Sigh. You can't exploit a contestable monopoly

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Re: Nibbled to death by an okapi

"Too BIG, too sly, too money - In the words of The Dammed: Smash It Up!"

You mean like the European Union and the corrupt EUC????????

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Re: So what next? Dogged or should I say Doggerel

Never said Filthy, Dogged. Just said Euro and that is quite enough of a four letter word for now.

I know you don't like my opinion but unlike European law, we have this thing called the First Amendment that protects "Free Speech". (I know thats a foreign concept to you since you only regurgitate what you're told to say)

All my comments regarding Google are REPLYS to articles and posts that deliberately or not, single out American companies like Google for criticism and legal censure by the EU & EUC. That's not the definition of trolling now is it? You must be responding to your own guilt.

If that makes my comments to have been directed at "Filthy Euros" as you say in your post, then lets be blunt. They are directed at the EU & EUC and EVERY one of their legal "decisions" smell funny. Just like bribery and influence peddling on the behalf of the Fair Search Alliance. And if you were even trying to be honest about it you would agree.

Never said the US does not have stupid laws, but that's not the subject of these posts, is it Dogged?

We have LOTS of stupid laws, many on the books are simply unenforceable for their antiquity.

American companies break the law all the time but not in THIS case Dogged. And they are not the subjects of these posts are they?

Google has done nothing illegal, only perhaps their results in some circumstances are questionable and that question would not have even been brought up if it weren't for the undue and illegal influence peddling of the people behind the Fair Search Alliance who are trying to get Googles search algorithims exposed. As if.....and there is the reason for my statement that there is a "continental case of sour grapes"

None of them can create a search product that even comes close to Googles so they bribe, whine, lie, cheat and sabotage Google at every opportunity.

And while we are at it, there are a few British companies over here like National Grid, BAE and BP that DEFINITELY have not exactly been known for good business practices.

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Re: Nice try Tim (Nice try at bringing leftwing politics into this argument)

Politics have nothing to do with this except the fact that all this anti Google crap always gets spouted by the leftwing and Eurocrats.

Capitalism is not a bad thing if you hadn't justified your very existence by reading from the little red book all your life.

All you communists and socialists have given people is adverse regulations, intrusive government victim mentalities and hundreds of trillions of dollars/Euros of debt.

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Re: Monopsony not Monopoly?

Baidu was almost exclusively designed to be used only in Asia.

9 Billion plus possible customers and they mostly use Google according to

http://www.statista.com/statistics/216573/worldwide-market-share-of-search-engines/.

They have search choices that cater to the area and they still use Google because it works better.

Thats not called a monopoly thats called a better mousetrap!

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Are you really that ignorant of the real world Strum? Worstall is dead on!

EVERY retailer of any note uses loss leaders to exclude their competitors. What do you think a "Sale" is?

That Tesco, Aldi, Sam's Club, Target, Wal-Mart, Tops, Kohls, Walgreens etc. (insert the name of any retail operation) ad slipped into the newspapers is full of "Loss Leaders".

THIS IS HOW YOU GET PEOPLES FRIKKIN ATTENTION.

If everybody does it; it can't mean it's a monopoly.

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Re: So what next?

NO it's not a monopoly and it's NOT illegal. The EU is making a big deal about nothing on the behalf of companies that can't make a competitive product. They are the ones applying undue influence on lawmakers, not Google.

Sorry that you have too much time invested in another search provider but when you make a better product that does as much as Google does then you might have an arguement.

All I see right now is a continental case of sour grapes.

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Re: So....Then it's a Duck

Not a monopoly, and no one EVER forced you to use it.

You made the choice to do so.

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Oh Em Pee! Giant Android tinkles on Apple in Google Maps graffiti

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I hope Apple is

not afraid of a "wee" little Android logo.

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SUPERVOLCANIC MAGMA reservoir found BUBBLING under Yellowstone Park

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A Yellowstone eruption would definitely

be a world extinction event. If that or any of the other super volcanoes erupted just the ash clouds alone would cover the northern hemisphere in a week or two. It wouldn't be a month before they would cover the Earth and block out all the light. I don't expect thats conducive to horticulture.

I think thats enough reason to "let sleeping dogs lie" and forget trying to drill a geothermal well into the magma chamber area.

If nothing else, for purely selfish reasons as I and several hundred million people are living downwind of it.

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The huge flaw in Moore’s Law? It's NOT a law after all

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Re: Inspiring Entrepreneurs

The brother of a dear friend of mine who has since passed away; blew the cornice of the building (of the college dorm he stayed in) completely off while making nitro and waiting for it to cool. Obviously this was back in the early 1940's or he would have been branded a criminal.

Sometimes the best scientists are just normal people who ignore the rules that were put in place by lesser men.

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Microsoft: Profit DECIMATED because you people aren't buying PCs

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Re: Everything they've done since the Ribbon was terrible.

Definitely Art History, just the type to be a politician.

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Apple Watch PRISED OPEN, its GUTS EXPOSED to hungry Vultures

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Funny thing though......

My $75 Invicta I bought at Sam's Club 4 years ago is still on the same battery. My $350 Suunto runs about 2 years on 2) CR2032 Li batteries, an old Casio I've had for 15 years still works and runs 2 years on 1) CR2032.

All cheap watches with exception to the Suunto and they all have better battery life than Apple's toy watch and are still working fine. No reason to "upgrade" them, they are just watches but they have easily replaceable batteries.

The only thing that would attract me to something like their so called "watch" is a fully functioning cell phone the size of a watch, prefferably one with PTT and Bluetooth capability.

Been waiting for that since the days of the "Dick Tracy" watch but won't hold my breath.

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China tackles vital strippers-at-funeral problem

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Seriously speaking, why is this any different...

than hiring "wailers" (not Bob Marley's) to fill seats at a funeral? That has been done for hundreds if not thousands of years.

The stripping might be in bad taste but a funeral is a private event and anything that is the wish of the deceased should be within the rights of the family.

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London man arrested over $40 MILLION HFT flash crash allegations

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Just...

Mutually Exclusive of each other.

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UN: E-waste's 42 MEELLLION tonnes represents 'valuable' (and ‘toxic’) urban mine

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Yes, Scare Tactics with everything recycling related

As with anything related to Recycling or the Environment; the Greens can't tell the simple truth because they have been telling the "Big Lie" for so long, they don't know any other way to do it.

If you look at modern appliances (White Goods) there is only a fairly small circuit board in a basic washer, dryer or stove. That leaves the motor. The rest is mostly the outer shell and drum.

This increases on an "Energy Efficient" model as they now have speed drives and other circuitry.

Still, by weight the "E" waste is only a very small proportion of the overall weight (Hardly 2-5%) that is being reported as it includes the whole assembly not just the electronics portion.

To my mind, this is very disingenuous and negatively colors any opinion that I might have of the data

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Re: "11.8 million tonnes from washing machines"

1980's Coder

Crushed concrete (IE: Just Gravel) is infinitely recyclable into more new concrete.

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Trading Standards pokes Amazon over 'libellous' review

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Typical EURO answer

British libel law is way out of touch with the Internet, and has no legal power over Amazon. If you did sue them, you better have some very deep pockets as the other side of that is you are FULLY liable for everything spent if you lose the case.

And you call Americans litigeous.

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Re: Trading Standards

Typical Euro arguement, lets grass up (Insert name of any American web based company) because a commentard left a crappy review about our product that we didn't like.

The issue of "Libel" or "Defamation" is ONLY between the actual negative reviewer and the company or person getting the negative review, Amazon just provided a service and a forum for feedback. They have no business censoring or editing the review and are not liable for what its' posters say.

Have you ever heard of Yelp? or Angies List? They provide similar systems that effectively do the same thing.

If any company was going to test the legal waters it would have been those companies as they are structured around positive or negative reviews.

http://ideas.time.com/2013/01/07/yelp-reviewers-beware-you-can-get-sued/

"Under federal law — 47 U.S.C. § 230, to be specific — websites like Yelp and Angie’s List are shielded from being sued for defamation, but the writers — people like Perez — are legally responsible for what they write and lawsuits can be filed against them. That may not be what a lot of people are thinking when they go on Angie’s List or Amazon to air grievances. In fact, Perez told the Washington Post that when she posted her reviews it never occurred to her that she might end up in court or on the hook for thousands of dollars in legal fees — not to mention the monetary damages. Dietz is suing for $750,000, and awards can go far higher than that. In 2006, a jury awarded a Florida woman $11.3 million in damages against a woman who made defamatory comments on an Internet message board.

The Virginia Supreme Court’s ruling is an important defense of people’s right to go online and express their views. But it is also a reminder that anyone who crosses the line may have to pay up — big time."

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High on bath salts, alleged Norse god attempts tree love

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Re: He did not commit the other crime

Diblasio is supposed to be the type of mayor that liberals like you just love.

Don't tell me that the blush is off the rose and some of you are coming out of your coma's

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Re: He did not commit the other crime

If Eric Garner had simply given them his wrists and let them cuff him, he would still be alive today. He didn't. He resisted arrest. That was HIS fatal mistake, not the cops.

He broke the law. If you don't like the laws then change them. THIS law was a favorite of DiBlasio the Mayor as he hated smokers and selling single cigarettes without regard to age is a pet peeve of the Mayors office. The cops were enforcing the law as written.

It wasn't until it took three cops to pull him to the ground and kneeled on him, compressing his chest did he stop resisting being cuffed.

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Re: He did not commit the other crime

In some cases, running from a cop IS enough reason to get shot. It make you a criminal right away as you are resisting arrest by running. A cop looking for an armed suspect that just committed a heinous crime that looks just like you, doesn't have to ask twice.

Here's some advice, take a deep breath, answer the cops questions, shut up and provide a valid ID.

99 times out of 100, you will walk away alive and unhurt. You may get a ticket but that's about it.

If you'd rather run, then the cop has no other info but to suspect you are an armed criminal with something illegal on your person (weapon, drugs etc), or an outstanding warrant for your arrest.

At the very least, he or she is going to make sure you don't run again when they catch you.

You can bet money you are not going to get the same treatment as if you just gave them an ID and calmly asked "what is this about officer".

It's YOUR choice to do something --- smart or stupid; you reap what you sow. The cop didn't MAKE you run, your own guilt did.

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NASA guy to White House: Be really careful with that HTTPS stuff

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Personal Security Certificate

Just wait until all the whining brings the advent of the "Personal Security Certificate"

which you will have to purchase every year in order to be allowed to use the Internet. It will be as difficult to get as a new Social Security Number, get melded into a "National Identity Card", give the alphabet agencies your real identity immediately, and automatically stamps "666" into the back of your head in the middle of the night.

All that and it will cost at least $100.00 annually. And it still won't be enough identification to allow online voting as it would prevent dead people from voting.

Papers please!

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Ebook price-fix saga: Official Apple peeler says probe is fruitless

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Didn't you get the email?

According to Hillary, Lerner, Obama and the IRS; it is no longer neccessary to obey the law and cooperate with a government inquiry and provide the info requested in senate subcomitee subpoenae (like to turn over the emails from Lerners IRS scandal or Hillary's wiped personal email server.)

You don't have to obey the lawful commands of a police officer or any authority figure, it's okay to loot, commit arson, flip over police cars, vandalize property, shoot or murder police officers, punch out innocent civilians and teachers.

What great role models we have chosen!

So why in the world would Apple ever follow the agreed upon court dictates of a price fixing agreement

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The Internet of things is great until it blows up your house

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Re: Deeper thought @Fred Flintstone

We have safety agencies in this world like UL, FM, CE etc that all regulate the appliances that are made.

Have any of you ever heard of a high or low limit switch? These prevent equipment from operating at too high or low a temperature. Have you ever seen a temperature/pressure relief valve on a water heater or boiler? Does a similar thing but also considers pressure excursions.

Those limit switches are mandated to be in such equipment by the regulatory agencies. The gas hot water heater won't open the gas valve if the pilot light is out, or will open the pressure valve if too much pressure builds up, the furnace/boiler does the same, the dryer has a thermal cutout switch etc, etc.

These switches do not require human interaction and thus are safer than some third party communication device or human telling it to shut down or close.

This is all a result of the KISS syndrome and for good reason. See link below for details

www.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/videos/exploding-water-heater/

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You! GOOGLE! HAND OVER the special SAUCE, says Senate (of France)

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Hypocrites

Another poster in a different article posted a link to Wikipedia for the EU Commission on Human Rights.

1. No one shall be held guilty of any criminal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a criminal offence under national or international law at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the criminal offence was committed.

Since France is part of the EU, don't you think this statement is rather hypocritical since they are changing the laws so they can grass up Google?

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Transparency thrust sees Met police buying up to 30,000 bodycams

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Re: More Crimes, Just what "we" need!

And that same statement of EU Convention on Human Rights applys to Google as well - 1. No one shall be held guilty of any criminal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a criminal offence under national or international law at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the criminal offence was committed.

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Want to go green like Apple, but don't have billions in the bank?

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Temperature is not the only fallacy

Cooling the entire data center space is the most expensive waste there is. Next is using too cold of a space setpoint. The key is heat removal.

The current design of server racks and data centers does not accomodate the removal of heat from the building. If we had a design that allowed for fully enclosed racks and ducted cooling, the volume of air that had to be cooled could be cut by 50%. This could work with existing plenum floors with some modification to change the floor panels.

Cool pressurized air enters at the bottom of the fully enclosed rack and blows though the equipment to exit at the top, where an exhaust duct brings hot air out of the building entirely or through a heat recovery system and returned to the space. No hot aisle/cold aisle needed.

The cool air could be chilled by various methods or could be untempered outside air for free cooling. The only electrical costs for outside air are the cost of the design and the fan horsepower.

As mentioned "Swamp Coolers" or Adiabatic Coolers are also having an impact as there is no need for refrigerant direct expansion (DX Cooling) or chillers, only pump and fan loads.

Oh, and for the record, there is no better energy saving method than the "Off" switch.

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Lack of secure protocol puts US whistleblowers at risk, says ACLU

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It's really the....

EYE of SAURON from LOTR.

However, far be it for me to criticize the sexual fantasies of Peter Jackson

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Sysadmins, patch now: HTTP 'pings of death' are spewing across web to kill Windows servers

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Those packets are coming from

Somewhere in Turkey according to the Whois RIPE records for the IP Address the article gave.

Don't you think all this arguing could be better directed towards that IP range and the Abuse email address? Just a few million emails might get their attention?

Abuse contact for '78.186.113.0 - 78.186.138.255' is 'abuse@ttnet.com.tr'

inetnum: 78.186.113.0 - 78.186.138.255

netname: TurkTelekom

descr: TT ADSL-TTnet_static_ulus

country: tr

admin-c: TTBA1-RIPE

tech-c: TTBA1-RIPE

status: ASSIGNED PA

mnt-by: as9121-mnt

source: RIPE # Filtered

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Oracle grunts, grimaces, pushes out 98-flaw security patch batch

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Because re-iteration makes it stick in your mind?

Because re-iteration makes it stick in your mind?

Because re-iteration makes it stick in your mind?

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'Arkansas cops tried to hack me with malware-ridden hard drive'

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Re: Occams razor @Wombling_Free

I agree, cops usually are not smart enough to be that devious.

Who's to say that the disk drive was not already infected with malware before it came out of the PC?

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Bank-card-sniffing shop menace Punkey pinned down in US Secret Service investigation

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Stores are way too cheap to provide security and onsite management

The way that POS systems are managed is via the internet. They leave them connected all the time. They run on a network anyway and that means ALL the registers "face the internet".

These stores could not manage their network security if you paid them.

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LA schools want multi-million Apple refund after kids hack iPads

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They were given an "Attractive Nuisance"

Lets face it, LA School District handed students these iPADS and knew full well that some of them would get lost, stolen or broken.

If you put a big dirt hill (attractive nuisance) on a playground and it's known that kids use this space then it is the responsibility of the property owner to prevent the little darlings from breaking their neck while playing on the hill or remove the hill. This is why we do not have sledding hills in many places and there are notes on tickets that state that the customer uses this facility at their own risk.

In this case, the school gave the students the nuisance and the school is on the hook for them, not the student

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DRONE ALONE: US Navy secretary gives up on manned fighters

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Re: Erm, hang on... @x 7

Can you say "Skynet"?

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European Parliament mulls law on use of blood metal in tech

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Re: When will people stop making @Graham Marsden

Al Quaida, ISIL, various African rebels and Boko Haram do not recognise or respect anything except force. There can be no negotiation with them.

Their rule is simple; "Kill All the Infidels". There is only one successful way to deal with that mindset which is to kill all the terrorists, now, before they can contaminate any more humans with their "ideals". Imprisoning them does not work as they will get out and kill more "Infidels" or chop off a limb or two. Ever see anyone with all their limbs cut off? It's a horrific sight and somewhat common in some parts of Africa because of rebels with machetes. This act is being taught to kidnapped gradeschoolers by these murderers.

I dare you to show specific situations in the Iraq war where we (US and British troops) were even close to the kind of brutality that Al Quaida, various Congolese and Somali rebels and Boko Haram have committed. Your countrymen are no better than ours, don't pull this sanctimoneous BS.

There are tens of thousands of endangered animals that have been killed by poachers and most of those are Congolese and Somalian rebels, how about them?

How about the beheadings and rapes of hundreds of Yazidi's by ISIL? The beheadings of everyday Christians in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, or elsewhere by similar groups? The kidnapping and rape of 200+ girls by BokoHaram? The outright murder of hundreds more because they dared to oppose them?

Funny how you don't care that ISIL or Boko Haram kills Christians, just that we shouldn't kill terrorists.

Our soldiers (Both US and British) have been constrained by ignorant, namby pamby "rules of engagement" to the point of of failure in Iraq. Same thing in Viet Nam and we lost there too.

Stop the rules, let the soldiers finish the job. If the terrorists want war, then lets give them war that has no mercy for they have never shown any and don't deserve any in return.

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WHAT did GOOGLE do SO WRONG to get a slapping from the EU?

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Exactly.....@Mine's a Guinness

Why do people in the EU look to others to tell them what is right and wrong? Can't they figure it out themselves or are they so used to being dictated to that they can't think for themselves?

Make up your own minds and stop the wild accusations. You can't even begin to complain about so called monopolies when you don't even try to make a decent competing product that does what people want. Google is successful at what they do.

If you did make a competitor, you would likely gain some real market share seeing as you all think that Google has a monopoly, there is clearly room for a competitor.

I say the only reason there is a "monopoly" is because everyone else would rather cry than try. Those who do try will eventually get some results. Those who just cry, end up with their tears and nothing else.

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Nuclear fusion simulator among boffinry tools picked for monster Summit supercomputer

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Re: At last!

But can it run Crysis with full detail and antialiasing on?

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Easy ... easy ... Aw CRAP! SpaceX rocket ALMOST lands on ocean hoverbase

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Re: Meh @macjules

I hear he has a new TV series too.

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HOT HOVERSHIP-ON-HOVERSHIP ACTION: SpaceX ready for barge boing

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Re: SpaceX is seriously cool @Bahboh

Neither was mine, the shuttle was "developed" as far as the "flying bathtub" 1960's design could go. The Military version (XB-37) is completely unmanned but aparently has room for a passenger. Go figure...but it is not a dead end, just a waypoint on the journey. There will be more shuttles.

The reason why the "Commercial" shuttle even has a cargo bay that size is due to the fact that the standard Poseidon ICBM on a US nuclear sub just fits in it. This was an offshoot of the "Starwars" program and I actually saw the "rack" for those missles already designed in CAD when I took my first CAD class at Bell Aerospace. The military influences many such designs.

However, there is no appreciable reason why a "rocket plane" design like the X15 or the SR-71 Blackbird could not work as a shuttle if the correct engines were utilized. All you need is the Time, Money and Will.

The problem is that there is no momentum to design anything like that until we have another world war.

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Re: SpaceX is seriously cool

The fact that Astronauts wanted control has been an issue since the Redstone boosters. They are PILOTS not monkeys.

The Apollo Moon project actually benefitted from manual control on a couple of occasions as the automatic systems could not handle the rock field that the LEM was going to land in and they had to go to manual control. Docking the LEM to the main Apollo module was frequently done manually.

Later the shuttle had to be flown on manual control for landings several times due to weather.

If any of you remember, the shuttle only exploded because the O Ring seal on one of the solid fuel booster rockets failed, not because of manual pilot intervention.

However, those who know the sequence of events that day will say that a certain president was more concerned about a photo opportunity than safety and forced the launch when several engineers were dead set against it.

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Selfie sticks BANNED by Apple: No hipster tools' tools allowed at WWDC

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Why have age limits at all?

So Apple does not want any scholarship awards to go to anyone younger than 13?

THAT is strictly ageism! I believe it is against both California and Federal law. They can require supervision but not an age limit.

Scholarship awards should be available to anyone who can provide a qualifying app that they created, regardless of age.

They need to be more considerate as I know of a young man that was in SUNY Buffalo and doing differential calculus at the age of ten. People like him need to be given every advantage or it's a particularly pernicious form of discrimination. His own high school was bad enough as they would not originally believe he was smart enough to take math classes in University.

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Help! We need to pick a platform for our desert adventure

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Re: Keep it simple (Newegg!)

Try Newegg, for the Corsair "Obsidian" Mini ITX Case. It handled a full size Radeon 280 Video Card and a 650 Watt full size modular power supply AND room for a Cooler Master self contained water radiator/cooler. Add a nice ASUS motherboard and the Intel processor of your choice. Now you have something fully rebuildable, reasonably small, lots of fans and cooling options and all airvents except the back ones are covered with screens.

AND IT FITS FULL SIZED COMPONENTS!!!!!!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139033&ignorebbr=1

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Seriously, stop claiming your two-buck photo app can detect cancer

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Who's to say even the Doctor is correct?

Had a small stroke and the doctors were so sure it was a heart attack. Then almost a year later, I have a full blown stroke, same but worse symptoms and they finally "get it" and we have a "correct" diagnosis. The second angioplasty did more damage to my body (pinched/torn groin nerves) than the stroke did as I got the TPA (Clot Dissolver) in about 1/2 an hour (fastest application in the US) and all was well within 10 hours. If they had left out the angio I could have been back to work full time in a couple days but the nerve damage kept me out for a couple weeks and left me with a limp and numbness.

Are the Quacks any less capable than the Doctors? I can't really be sure.....

For many years, "Doctors" used to prescribe a type of Mercury for Syphilis, they used to "bleed" patients to cure them, they used electric spark and light generators to "cure" patients.

The issue is that the medical "proffession" isn't exactly sure who's wrong and who's right.

Thats why they call them "Medical Practioners", because they are always practicing.

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'Granola-eating tree hugger' takes plunge, becomes IoT upstart

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Re: Smart Radiator Valves

You needed to pipe the "Zones" differently.

Best way is for there to be upstairs (sleeping) and downstairs (living) zones that have their own circulation pumps. The Zone Stat controls the pumps. Neighbor has a domestic water coil too which is a different "zone" and only comes on when there is a hot water demand.

Most time that does not require a separate controller, many boilers today have extra zones built in as well as an outdoor air temp sensor input that creates an offset between outside and inside temps. Basically, it track outside air temp and makes the inside boiler water temp rise slowly as OA temp decreases.

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Activist investor Jana Partners calls for Qualcomm break-up

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Re: Shock! Exactly- Thieving "activist" investors

Who'd have thought it? Take a good profitable company with some vertical integration that keeps them in the black and let the thieving dogs split them up into an unprofitable company and a new patent troll company. Both will fail without the other.

Hope they have a poison pill ready just for this reason.

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Daddy Dyson keeps it in the family and hoovers up son’s energy biz

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Re: The emperor's new hoover (HINT: He's still nekkid)

As the saying goes, there's a sucker born every minute; (especially in a Dyson factory.)

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Foreign firms must obey EU laws no matter where they're based, says EU. Hear that, Google?

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Tit for Tat, EU. We can do that too!

This kind of idiocy and willy waving will only result in international trade wars and Nationalist Chaebols. Let's nationalize the operations and assets of all foreign companies doing business in the US. National Grid and BP come to mind.

How would the EU like it if the US and every other country in the the world were to implement similar laws? There would be no reason to trrade with your neighbors and world economies would crash.

Oh, you can't make a comptetitive product? Then lobby the government to have the competitors removed retroacitvely. Grow up and stop relying on "Mama" to fight your battles for you.

Just because some company does business in another country does not mean that their entire corporate structure and national sovreignity is exposed to the laws of that country.

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Facebook preps for class action lawsuit as angry EU mob lawyer up

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If you clicked on it, YES!

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